Category: June 2017

‘99.3 The Lift’ Launches in Houghton

At 3:00 p.m. on June 16, Houghton Community Broadcasting launched a new contemporary hit radio station in Houghton:  “99.3 The Lift.” The station is a combination AM station (WCCY, 1400) and FM translator (W257CZ 99.3). Rick Allen, who has been with the company covering local news for Houghton Community Broadcasting as well as for WBUP/WBKP-TV, is… read more

WXYZ’s Galli to Host ‘Inside Michigan Football Radio Show

The University of Michigan Athletic Department and The Michigan IMG Sports Network has announced that WXYZ-TV (Detroit) sports anchor Brad Galli will host the “Inside Michigan Football” radio show, held Mondays throughout the football season. “Bringing fans closer to the Michigan football program and providing unique access every week will be a lot of fun,” said Galli. “I… read more

Michigan Radio Wins Two PRNDI Awards

Michigan Radio was honored on June 24 with two awards from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI). The station received a First Place award in the Large Newsroom-Nationally Edited Continuing Coverage category for its on-going reporting about the Flint water crisis. “The reporters at Michigan Radio took our commitment to keep the story of… read more

Lee and Formicola Posthumously Inducted Into Country Radio Hall of Fame

At ceremonies held in Nashville on June 21, former Detroit air personalities Linda Lee and Joe Wade Formicola were posthumously inducted into the 2017 Country Radio Hall of Fame. Kid Rock and CBS Radio’s Vice President of Programming Tim Roberts gave induction speeches on Lee’s behalf. Her husband, Jeff Young, and two daughters, Gina Holmes… read more

National Radio Hall of Fame Announces 2017 Class of Inductees

The 25-person National Radio Hall of Fame Nominating Committee presented 24 individuals and shows worthy of consideration to listeners and industry peers and the voting results are in. In just three years since public voting was reinstituted, the National Radio Hall of Fame reports an unprecedented level of audience participation with nearly 300,000 votes cast… read more

NAB Releases Video Explaining TV Repack

The National Association of Broadcasters has created a YouTube video warning the public and the Federal Communications Commission about the challenges that lie ahead for the broadcast TV repack. The video highlights the possibility of radio stations going off the air, budget challenges, time constraints and the amount of work needed to safely update towers…. read more

WDVD Extends Blaine Fowler Contract

Cumulus Media has announced that it has signed Detroit Hot AC WDVD-FM morning show star Blaine Fowler to a long-term contract extension. Fowler’s eponymous morning show has aired weekday mornings since 2003 on the station. “The Blaine Fowler Morning Show” is heard Monday through Friday from 5:30am-9:00am on 96.3 WDVD-FM. Robby Bridges, Director of FM… read more

WDIV Receives NABEF Service to America Award

Graham Media Group’s WDIV-TV (Detroit) was presented with the Service to America Award on June 20 in Washington, D.C. by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF). WDIV received the prestigious award for its ongoing commitment to outstanding community service. In a news release, the NABEF said, “Through news coverage, philanthropy and community service,… read more